Happy 9 Months Baby Boy!
The past month you have grown so much & learned more & more every day!
The mecca: Sleep! By your 10 month post, you WILL be sleeping through the night. This momma is determined! I know if you slept through the night, that you would feel much better (as would mom & dad!). You wake up 1-3 times/night (I feel like I'm just repeating myself each month.. ha!). You go to bed around 8 or 9 & wake up around 5:45-6:45 for the day. You may sleep through the night (yay!) or you may wake up around 1 for a bottle. Other nights, you wake up multiple times, even for just a pacifier. You take 2 or 3 naps daily, with your longer nap in the morning. You stay awake for 2-4 hours in between naps.
You are crawling like a mad-man & let me tell you, you can get to your destination pretty darn quickly! You are a baby on a mission! You mostly crawl & rarely army crawl now. I love how you crawl & momma needs to get it on video. You are into everything your little hands can reach.. including picture frames, magazines, sissy's food (yes, you have tried dog food) & even sissy's hair & ears! You don't just sit on a play mat & play anymore.. you must be moving around. We really need to baby proof the house! You still adore the walker, outside, swinging & swimming. You say mama (finally!) & dada. I think you correlate it with us, but sometimes it's hard to tell. You said mama for the first time while mommy & daddy were San Diego & I couldn't wait until we got back to hear it. You also wave bye-bye & it's the cutest little thing!
You eat 3 meals a day, some baby food & some finger foods. You are starting to get picky with puree's so we have been gravitating towards finger foods. You love anything you can grab & feed yourself. You have 7 teeth but I'm wondering if you're starting to teeth again because you've been gnawing on everything again, drooling, & acting like you did before you started getting teeth. Poor little guy! We love watching you eat though because you shove the whole palm of your hand in your mouth. So cute!
Like I said, you eat 3 meals a day, with 6 oz bottles of formula every 3 hours. We give you juice or water in a sippy cup with meals, which you aren't too sure about. Momma's been trying different sippy cups but I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon enough.
You are in size 4 diapers. You wear 9-12 or 12 month onesies & 9 month shorts. I think your growing has leveled off for just a bit but we shall see! We had a successful 9 month well baby check up with Dr Dodson. Momma about had a meltdown when she realized that the next time you'll be there for your well visit check up will be when you're 1 year old. Slow down, time!
Weight: 22 pounds, 5 ounces
Height: 31 inches
Owen, you bring smiles & joy to us daily. We are so blessed to be able to watch you grow. We love you forever & always, mister!